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Shakespeare Martineau

Restructuring/Insolvency

1 ranked lawyersBand 4MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded regional restructuring and insolvency presence with a spread of offices across the Midlands. Provides advice on all aspects of contentious insolvency matters to lenders and insolvency practitioners. Also works on non-contentious issues, with a focus on corporate insolvency. Able to draw on expertise across multiple sectors including education, energy and retail.

Strengths

An interviewee describes the team as "excellent," adding: "They are responsive and they tailor their advice according to our requirements."

Work highlights

Advised a bankruptcy trustee on securing assets into the bankruptcy estate which were out of jurisdiction, including assets in Nevis and shares in an organisation in Dubai and Romania.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Taylor leads the firm's nationwide restructuring and insolvency team, advising on formal insolvencies, restructurings and turnarounds of all kinds. He is also instructed for contentious matters, such as fraud investigations arising from bankruptcy. 
"Andrew is excellent, I can't fault him. He's very quick to respond and available 24/7. He's very hard-working and quick to grasp the issues." "He's very capable and very much a guy to be in the trenches with. I value his technical knowledge, project management and leadership." "He has a good reputation in the market and he always gets to the heart of a transaction."

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Midlands

Restructuring/Insolvency


Andrew Taylor
Band 2